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Events Calendar

November 7 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

November 1-7, Cinerama

70mm Film Series: Part II

Oh, you thought we were finished?! Not quite!

We’re bringing the 70mm Film Series back for Part II with a selection of new titles a few of our favorites, all in the beautiful 70mm format the way the films were intended to be seen. Vertigo, Interstellar and hit of the summer Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are just a few of the titles we’ll be projecting on our massive screen.

November 7 - December 21, Winston Wachter

Digital Perspectives: Maja Petric, Etsuko Ichikawa & Peter G

Winston Wachter Fine Art is excited to announce Digital Perspectives, an exhibition of digital works by Maja Petric, Etsuko Ichikawa and Peter Gronquist. Each of these artists embraces the digital medium as a way to reflect on our relationship to the natural world. Each invites the audience to join the conversation in these imagined realms, through AI interactive experiences, narrative, futuristic, social commentary and looping, meditative desert landscapes. All three artists ask us to take pause and consider the world we share.

Inspired by her nationally exhibited immersive installation We Are All Made of Light, Maja Petric has created a more intimate and personal interactive experience, where the viewer is a singular figure moving throughout simulated nature. In her new work, Particle Attraction multiple environments depict abstracted landscapes, such as water, earth and air. Interactivity is used to mirror the silhouette of a person viewing the piece and animates their reflection to appear as if they are emerging from the represented landscape. Through the use of AI, Petric is able to simulate the harmonious relationship with nature that so many of us strive for.

Etsuko Ichikawa continues her conversation about nuclear waste, what we chose to leave behind and how we differ from previous cultures with concern to future generations. Murmurings of Love depicts a futuristic heroine smashing an ancient vessel created out of uranium glass, a byproduct of nuclear energy. The figure wears protective clothing and is masked, while almost carelessly smashing the toxic vessel she presents. This is reflection not only on our relationship with nature, but also the thoughtlessness in which today’s world considers our global impact.

A Visual History of the Invisible 2 by Peter Gronquist is soothing and hypnotic digital installation. A single, oversized piece of gold fabric flaps weightlessly in the wind, set against the bright blue sky, seemingly untethered. The large square ripples and moves yet remains suspended high above the quiet mountains below. The peaceful sound of the wind paired with gentle movements and reflections of light, create a quiet moment demonstrating the simple beauty found in nature.

November 7, 4:00 pm, Art Marble 21

Pat Tillman Foundation: Pints for Pat Seattle

One of the Pat Tillman Foundation’s signature events returns to the Pacific Northwest. Due to the incredible support from the Seattle veterans’ community, Warriors’ Network, Arizona State University alumni network and Art Marble 21, Pints For Pat: Seattle will take place at Art Marble 21 in South Lake Union on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4-8 p.m.

Pints For Pat honors the NFL player and US Army veteran, Pat Tillman, with all the proceeds going to support the support the Foundation’s Tillman Scholars Program. The night will feature light food, the first pour of a local brew in the 2019 Pints for Pat commemorative glass along with a silent auction.

Spearheaded by Tillman Scholar Dr. Katherine Hough and her US Marine (ret.) husband, Ryan Hough, the fundraising event serves as an opportunity to connect with Tillman Scholars, Foundation staff, other supporters of the Pat Tillman Foundation Community. Tickets for the event can be purchased online and at the door for $42.

Through the Tillman Scholars (TS) Program, the Pat Tillman Foundation is building the leading fellowship program for military veterans and spouses. Founded in 2008, the TS Program supports active-duty service members, veterans and their spouses with academic scholarships, a national network and professional development opportunities, so they are empowered to make an impact. The scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses, for scholars who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution. The scholarship is not a gift; it’s an investment in excellence and potential. Each year, PTF selects approximately 60 Tillman Scholars with high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record, the pursuit of education and commitment of their resources to service beyond themselves.

“Pat was all about connecting great Americans and that’s what this event aims to do. Pints for Pat Seattle is a great opportunity for Seattle veterans and supporters to come together, honor Pat’s legacy, and raise funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, “ said Ryan Hough, USMC (ret.).

“Art Marble 21 is proud to partner with Amazon Warriors to raise money in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Supporting this organization in their mission to empower and invest in our Nation’s heroes with academic scholarships aligns with our values. We are excited for November 7th.” said Danny Pentin.

Prior to joining the Army, Pat Tillman would often ride his bike to his favorite watering hole, Rúla Búla in Tempe, Arizona. He would sit in the dining room to relax and study his Arizona Cardinals playbook over a pint of Guinness. One day, Tillman showed up at Rúla Búla with his own drinking vessel: an Imperial 20-oz. Guinness beer glass engraved with his ASU football number 42. He asked the bartender to keep the glass on the top shelf behind the bar so it could easily be located whenever he stopped by. Shortly after 9/11, Pat made the decision to leave behind his football career and join the Army Rangers. During his last visit to Rúla Búla, he left his #42 glass with the bartender, along with a promise to return.

“Pat’s pint glass remains on the shelf of Rúla Búla’s back bar today,” Ryan Hough said.

From Tempe to Seattle, Pints for Pat is now a nationwide family and community tradition in honor of Pat. In cities such as Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York, Pints For Pat has grown into a national event honoring his legacy and the future legacies of the Tillman Scholars who represent his character.

“Through the years, Seattle-area scholars have recognized the unique relationship between our area and Pat’s service in our region as an Army Ranger,” Hough said.

After leaving the NFL to enlist as an Army Ranger, Tillman was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. His wife, Marie, worked in Seattle while Pat served in the 75th Ranger Regiment.

“Seattle’s ‘Pints for Pat’ is not just about raising funds for future scholars, it is a chance for Seattle to support Pat’s legacy of service,” Hough added.

About the Pat Tillman Foundation In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit

November 7, 10:00 am, Museum of History and Industry

Free First Thursday: Celebrating Maritime Stories

November is National Novel Writing Month! Celebrate by joining Puget Sound Maritime for maritime-themed storybook activities.

Free First Thursday: On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI’s permanent exhibits is free all day long! Free admission includes: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free

November 7 - December 21, Winston Wachter

Susan Dory Exhibit: Exotic Mass

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of work by painter Susan Dory. As Dory explains, the title for this new body of work, Exotic Mass, is taken from “a term in particle physics, roughly thought to be some form of unknown, exotic subatomic particles not categorizable, within the realm of dark matter.” In relation to her work, Dory uses the term to describe her painting compositions, which are built up of precariously balanced forms that stack and tip onto one another to create large, beautifully composed geometric (exotic) masses.

Susan Dory draws inspiration for her work from a myriad of ideas, subjects and visual information. Color is perhaps the most obvious of these subjects, as she relates to Joseph Albers’s idea that color is relational and that certain colors respond and change when juxtaposed with one another.

The natural landscape and the marking of time continue to be sources of compositional inspiration for Dory.  The forms and movement in her paintings evolve as she explores and studies the topography of the earth.  Geological formations, masses of rocks, the negative space and craggy forms of Gongshi rocks, the amorphous shapes of the desert plant llareta – just a few of the things that inform Dory’s work in abstract ways.  The resulting paintings are concerned with color, balance, weight and an interweaving composition built upon heavily layered paint. These overlapping shapes create a layering effect that consequently serve as a visual document of time. This layering process not only allows viewers to see through one shape and into another, it also creates a distinct, tactile quality to the pristine surfaces of her paintings.

Susan Dory’s work has been collected and exhibited nationally in public and corporate collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program, Microsoft, Nordstrom and the City of Seattle Arts Collection.

November 7-8, 9:00 am, thinkspaceSEATTLE

Search Inside Yourself

Search Inside Yourself Comes to Seattle!

Search Inside Yourself is a program that teaches tools for focus, self-awareness, and resilience, so people can create a better world for themselves and others.

November 7 — 8  |  9:00am – 5:00pm
Thinkspace Seattle
1700 Westlake Ave N, Burke Gilman room
Seattle, WA
Program Language:  English

Register here.

November 7, 10:00 am, The Collective

State of Womxn of Color Summit

This summit presents a unique opportunity to include the voices of womxn of color that are critical to shaping workplace policies.

Women of Color are the Future of Work

Women of color are shaping our country’s economic and social climate, and increasingly significant as national demographic trends continue to shift toward women of color becoming the majority among all women. Today women of color comprise 37% of our nation’s female population and approximately 20% of the entire U.S. population, and carry $2 trillion in purchase power.

Women of color have made incredible strides in educational attainment as the largest growing segment of degree holders and in the workplace—especially in entrepreneurship—yet their earnings and net wealth still pale in comparison to white peers. They lag behind in leadership positions, holding just 3% of C-Suite and corporate board roles, and face unique workplace disparities.

Future for Us’s mission is to change this.

As our region grows more diverse, we believe companies have an opportunity to leverage the skills and experiences of phenomenally talented women of color. This summit presents a unique opportunity to include the voices of women of color that are critical to shaping workplace policies and practices that affect their lives.

Who is the Summit for?

The Summit is designed for decision makers, DEI (diversity, equity, & inclusion) practitioners, and ERG (employee resource group) leaders of companies seeking to accelerate the advancement of women of color. This event is open to people of all age, race, ethnicity and gender. Learn more about the program here.

Register here.

September 24 - December 7, MadArt


MadArt presents Lure, a site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley. Inspired by the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio, Lure explores how the gallery engages with public space. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. Visitors step from the sidewalk directly into the artwork, instantly becoming immersed in a looping circulatory system that encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.

Open Studio (open during construction/installation):

September 24 – October 17

Tues-Fri 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

October 17 @ 6pm

Exhibition Period:

October 18 – December 7

Tues-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, October 30 @ 6pm

UW Architecture Hall Room 147

Photo credit: Pablo Enriquez courtesy of MoMA PS1, and the work is titled “Hide and Seek”

November 2 - January 26, Museum of History and Industry

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation at MOHAI Nov. 2, 2019- Jan. 26, 2020, explores the rich heritage and diverse contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants in the United States.

The exhibit’s presentation at MOHAI will also include insights into the Northwest’s Indian American community, highlighting key moments in our region’s history and compelling stories of Northwest Indian American pioneers.


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